By Barry Kornhauser. Adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.
Cast: 16m., 5w. with doubling, but many roles are gender flexible, easily expanded. Cyrano! His wit is as sharp as his sword, the enormity of his talent, intellect and passion matched only by the enormity of his, well, nose. The uniquely endowed protagonist of Cyrano de Bergerac is given a fresh face in this poignant and playful paean to panache, written in rhyming couplets. Romance rules the day in award-winning playwright Barry Kornhauser's portrait of that enduring hero of imperfection and his classic love triangle with the exquisite Roxane and the handsome and earnest, but verbally challenged, Christian. "A remarkable version of … one of the greatest romances of all time. … Daft English poetry coupled with luxuriously lyrical rhyming schemes. … Masterful writing and witty wordplay … and the reward … is one riveting adaptation that is not to be missed." (Metro Weekly) Flexible staging. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.